The Black Widow Club

The Black Widow Club

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by Hilary Davidson
     
 
Obsession. Betrayal. Rage. Paranoia. Lust. Revenge. Murder. Anthony Award–winning author Hilary Davidson's short stories invariably lead to dark places.

In "Stepmonster," a jilted wife learns that the younger woman who stole her husband may be on the prowl again. In "Son of So Many Tears," the mother of a criminal discovers the carnage left behind by her son.

Overview

Obsession. Betrayal. Rage. Paranoia. Lust. Revenge. Murder. Anthony Award–winning author Hilary Davidson's short stories invariably lead to dark places.

In "Stepmonster," a jilted wife learns that the younger woman who stole her husband may be on the prowl again. In "Son of So Many Tears," the mother of a criminal discovers the carnage left behind by her son. In "Anniversary," a man prepares a very special meal for the girl of his dreams. In "Beast," a wedding-obsessed woman refuses to accept a bad breakup. In "Undying Love," a dead man with a fading memory tries to piece together the mystery of his own murder. In "Insatiable," a wealthy old man watches his beautiful wife seduce a new lover. In "Fetish," a father's terror about the sick, twisted world his daughter inhabits leads him to take some terrible measures to save her. In "The Other Man," a bar owner realizes his adulterous days may be numbered when a cuckolded husband starts stalking him. And in the title story, "The Black Widow Club," a young mother discovers that murder may be a family tradition.

Read The Black Widow Club: Nine Tales of Obsession and Murder at your own risk.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148381631
Publisher:
Hilary Davidson
Publication date:
07/23/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Hilary Davidson’s debut novel, THE DAMAGE DONE, won the 2011 Anthony Award for Best First Novel and a Crimespree Award, and it was a finalist for a Macavity Award and an Arthur Ellis Award. It also launched a series featuring travel writer Lily Moore, and was followed up with THE NEXT ONE TO FALL in 2012 and EVIL IN ITS DISGUISES in 2013. Davidson’s fourth novel is her first standalone: BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS is slated for publication in April 2014. All four books are published by Tor/Forge, a Macmillan imprint. Her short fiction has appeared in Thuglit, Beat to a Pulp, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Spinetingler, Crimespree Magazine, CrimeFactory, Rose & Thorn, and other dark places. She has won a Spinetingler Award and an Ellery Queen Readers Choice Award, and she’s been a finalist for a Derringer Award and two StorySouth awards. Before turning to a life of crime-writing, Hilary was a freelance travel journalist and the author of 18 nonfiction books.Originally from Toronto, she moved to New York City in October 2001. Visit her online at www.hilarydavidson.com

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TheContinentalOp More than 1 year ago
Hilary Davidson has quite rightly received no shortage of acclaim from fans, critics, and award judges for her Lily Moore novels. But few who've delved into the Hitchcockian delights of her long-form fiction are aware she's one of the finest short story writers of her generation. The nine tales included in this collection, while never gratuitous, are not for the faint of heart. Ms. Davidson doesn't hold back when it comes to peeling away the thin veneer of niceties that mask our species' baser instincts. Read this book with the lights on, but good god read it. I guarantee you it'll prove worth your while, even if it's certain to cause you to look askance at your fellow man...